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Larger Than Life Lip Gloss
Rating
$26
Category:Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss
Last Updated:03.13.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This gloss coats your lips with a smooth, thick, moisturizing layer that is minimally sticky. The flexible brush applicator is unique, with short, thin bristles, allowing for control on even the thinnest lips or cupid's bow. The high shine finish comes in a variety of attractive shades, including nude, coral, peach, pink, red, beige, mauve, and plum. Some colors go on sheer and shimmery, others have more of a semi-opaque intensity. Either way, Larger Than Life Lip Gloss delivers a gorgeous pop of color to your precious pout!

Pros:
  • Variety of flattering and attractive shades for all skin tones.
  • Coats lips with a velvety smooth layer without feeling overly sticky.
  • Uniquely small brush applicator makes it easier to apply on thin lips or cupid's bow.
  • Choice of sheer, shimmery, or semi-opaque high-shine finish.
Cons:
  • Expensive.
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Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis [Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil], Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis [Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil], Cera Carnauba [Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax], Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oryza Sativa [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids], Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tocopherol, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Sorbitan Isostearate, Portulaca Pilosa (Portulaca Pilosa Extract), Alaria Esculenta (Alaria Esculenta Extract), Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)].

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

NARS At-A-Glance

Strengths: Superior foundations and foundation shade options; excellent blushes; splurge-worthy lipsticks; beautiful bronzers and consistently impressive color products.

Weaknesses:Can be expensive; a few skincare formulas contain high amounts of fragrance.

Frenchman Francois Nars has been painting the faces of New York's top models since arriving in the United States in 1984. Their images and his handiwork have been seen on the covers of countless fashion magazines, most notably Vogue and Elle. As the story often goes for the talented makeup artists who have become celebrities in their own right, Nars became frustrated with the state of available makeup and, surprise, another cosmetic line was born.

Beginning (as Bobbi Brown did) by launching a small collection of lipsticks in 1994, the clamor for the colors was incredible, and demand for more NARS products from the artist grew. Shortly thereafter an entire product line followed, gaining attention with vibrant, deeply pigmented colors, sleek, tactile-enhanced packaging and risqué shade names.

As an overview, NARS makeup has many strengths—it reaches its zenith with blushes, tinted moisturizer, foundations, brushes, and lipsticks. If you’re a fan of bold colors, you’ll find them here, and the brand offers consistently impressive foundations and concealers. NARS consistently impresses when it comes to offering a wide range of shades to suit nearly any skin tone.

Where NARS often falls short is in the amount of fragrance added to many of their skincare formulas. In some cases, the amount and specific fragrance ingredients chosen outweigh the potential benefits, so be sure to double check their review before buying. Overall, NARS offers a lot to love, and if you don’t mind splurging a bit (as their prices can be on the spendy side) there are quite a few makeup picks that come with our highest recommendations.

For more information about NARS, owned by Shiseido, call (888) 788-6277 or visit www.narscosmetics.com.

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02.08.2015
Too expensive

I really like this lip gloss, the color is great and it feels nice and smooth, not sticky. The applicator is good and easy to use. Despite all of these good things, I won't buy it again because it is simply not worth the price, in my opinion.

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